Baldur’s Gate 3: Whispering Depths Walkthrough

Whispering Depths in Baldur's Gate 3 will be your first introduction to Underdark and true despair once you come across the strongest boss battle of Act 1.

The Whispering Depths is a secret dungeon below the Blighted Village in Baldur’s Gate 3. It is an early-game area with multiple Phase Spiders and is also home to some of the Best loot in BG3

Whether by choice or accident, while exploring the Blighted Village, you will end up in Whispering Depths during Act 1 of Baldur’s Gate 3. We have prepared this handy guide to help you navigate this extremely challenging area. Before you proceed to whispering depths, we recommend your whole party be at least level 4. Level 5 is recommended to have access to level 3 spells.

Baldur’s Gate 3: Whispering Depths location

The Whispering Depths dungeon is hidden beneath the Blighted village in Baldur’s Gate 3 and can be accessed in multiple ways. Below are all the ways to enter this dungeon.

The best route to Whispering Depths in BG3 is the well in Blighted Village. The Well is present in the central square (X: 26, Y: 401). Once you reach the well, you must pass a perception check. Then, you can use the well to enter this dungeon.

Another location to enter the Whispering Depths dungeon is through the house of the Blacksmith. It is located on the northeast side of the Blighted Village at the coordinates (X: 31, Y: 438). Once inside the house, you need to find a room with some cobwebs on the floor. After burning those cobwebs with a fire weapon or spell, a hole leading to the basement will appear.

Go inside the basement and look for the forge room in the southwest. Inside the room, there is a cracked wall that is immune to piercing damage. You can break it with some spells or a blunt weapon. Another way to enter the dungeon is by going to the upper floor of the same forge room in the southwest. You can jump on the crates at the west to go up and break the cracked wall by jumping down, leading you to the Whispering Depths dungeon.

Whispering Depths walkthrough in Baldur’s Gate 3

When you enter the Whispering Depths, your party will throw a survival check to look out for cobwebs. If you get trapped in them, you will be inflicted with Enwebbed Status, which stops you from moving. Turn left to find a small room full of loot. You can find multiple scrolls here, including Speak with the Dead and Spiderstep Boots (X: -510, Y: -400). These boots allow you to move on cobwebs without getting trapped.


If you have a wizard, Gale, in your party, you can make him learn the spells from scrolls for permanent use.

There is a book here named Apprentice’s Journal. If you haven’t already, you can read it to start the Search the Cellar quest. As you move forward, you will encounter two Ettercaps. Attacking them will also cause the Phase spiders (two of them) in the area to join the fight. 

Phase Spiders can teleport and attack you with poison. Make sure that your party is on the ledges above, as Ettercaps won’t be able to attack you at all. Having powerful ranged attacks is also a must here. You can search the area for dead bodies, which you can loot for gold. If you look closely enough, you will find a cracked wall to enter Blacksmith’s House if you enter whispering depths from the well. 

Phase Spider Matriarch boss fight

You can find the Phase Spider Matriarch boss at the end of the Whispering Depths in Baldur’s Gate 3. She is roaming on the upper level on four pillars connected with cobwebs. There are two-phase spiders in the area.

This area has three sets of phase spider eggs. Before you start the fight, make sure that you destroy all the eggs with ranged attacks (two sets on the pillars and one on the floor near the patrolling phase spider).

Phase spider Matriarch has a very high initiative roll, and she always starts the fight by hatching a set of eggs. She will move to a cobweb bridge to attack your party if she doesn’t find any. This is your chance. Burn or destroy the bridge (it has only 6HP). This will make Phase Spider Matriarch fall and take massive damage (up to 42).

This is an extremely difficult fight, even at level 5. Make sure you have Karlach in your party to deliver maximum damage. Necrotic Spell Bone Chill also deals massive damage to the phase spiders here. Once you are done, you can loot Phase Spider Matriarch’s body to obtain Poisoner’s Robe.

How to find the Dark Amethyst

Dark Amethyst is available in the Whispering Depths dungeon. It and Spiderstep Boots are the most important loot items in Whispering Depths, so make sure you collect them. The exact location of the Dark Amethyst is at the coordinates (X: -564, Y: -355), right beneath the area where you see the boss patrolling.

The Dark Amethyst allows you to open the book, The Necromancy of Thay, and complete the Search the Cellar quest in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Whispering Depths Underdark entrance

One of the fascinating facts about Whispering Depths is that it also acts as a portal to Underdark. You can find this path close to where you fight the boss, so make your way to the chasm area from Whispering Depths fast travel point. The chasm area is located at the coordinates (X: -550, Y: -351).


The fast travel waypoint of the Whispering Depths is easy to miss. Search the area thoroughly after defeating the boss to find it.

You will find a gaping hole in the surface to reach the Underdark. Jump through this chasm in Whispering Depths to reach the Underdark. Remember that to land safely, you must have the Feather Fall spell, or you will die upon impact.

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